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Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

...mice eat more but weigh less could prove the magic ingredient for diet drugs of the future.British scientists from drug giant SmithKline Beecham and the University of Cambridge have created mice with a human protein known as Uncoupling Protein 3 (UCP3) that increases their metabolism.In what is every dieter's d...

Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA),is a common ingredient found in many non-prescription cough and cold medications. Use of PPA-containing cough and cold remedies increased the risk of stroke by 23 percent. Dr.Ralph I. Horwitz, from Yale University's School of Medicine, says, "Case reports have linked expos...

Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

...liever and fever reducer Paracetamol, whose active ingredient is Acetaminophen is found effective in the prognosis of the stroke. The fever-reducer acetaminophen lowers body temperature in people who have had a stroke, according to a new study conducted in The Netherlands. Rise in the body temperature during t...

Quit Smoking

... the Health Ministry. But the dosage of the active ingredient in Zyban is significantly less than the amount taken for depression, he added. Two Zyban pills (totalling 300 milligrams) are taken every day for about nine weeks. The unsubsidized cost of the drug is about the same as the expense of buying a pack of...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

New research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA -- can cause significant bone loss when used long term. The younger you are when you begin using this contraceptive, the greater your risk of bone-related problems later in life. // From the time...

The patient's voice

... doctors and other patients can share. The missing ingredient in medical research is the patient's voice. It is all very well recording signs and symptoms, but doctors and researchers could learn a lot from the patient's ideas, beliefs and insights about their illness. It would help new patients too - showing t...

Pharma majors gear to supply anti-anthrax drug

...pply large quantities of Ciprofloxacin, the active ingredient of Cipro to a generic producer in the U.S. Ciprofloxacin is a U.S. FDA wide spectrum antibiotic for the treatment of anthrax and belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of drugs which has a global market of $3.85 billion and is reportedly growing at 1...

Mouthwash as a weapon

A chemical ingredient of mouthwash is being hailed as a new weapon again...antimalarials.// Triclosan is the anti-bacterial ingredient of mouthwashes, and acne medications, but has never been considered as something which could be used...

Drink alcohol for intelligence

...ording to Japanese research. It is thought that an ingredient of alcoholic drinks may help prevent or restrict the hardening of the arteries which could lessen blood flow to the brain. // However, there are other factors linked to moderate alcohol consumption which could also be linked to improved IQ. The re...

'Disprin Plus' is now 'Disprin Paracetamol'

...to 'Paracetamol', thereby making clear the brand's ingredient ," he said. Mr. Barua said that the company, which had an inventory of 15 - 20 million tablets worth about Rs 1 crore, will suffer loss of sale for a month during the transition period to the tune of Rs 1.5 - 2 crore. Disprin 'Paracetamol' will be ...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

...,000 new cases diagnosed in 2001. Progestin is the ingredient in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest// level of protection against ovarian cancer. Analysis by the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center of a 20-year-old study showed that the pill can help prevent ovarian cancer. The study is based on e...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

...wed for 15 years, suggests that retinol, an active ingredient of vitamin A, could be harmful. Women with the highest retinol intake from their daily diet plus any vitamin supplements - were nearly 30 per cent more likely to have a hip fracture linked to osteoporosis, compared to those with the lowest intake. ...

Particulate matter affects lung development

... they were tested. Particulate matter is just one ingredient of the hazy cocktail of airborne pollutants that come from the burning of fossil fuels (exhaust from a car or truck), and from emissions from factories or other sources. Scientists suspect that children with decreased lung function might be more susc...

OxyContin Abuse Continues To Rise

...deaths and narcotics crimes. Oxycodone, the active ingredient in OxyContin, was detected in 56 cases where toxicology tests were performed in 2000 and 2001. Of those people, 23 took fatal doses of the drug....

Anthrax vaccine produced

... A harmless form of protective antigen is the main ingredient of the new vaccine. However, it also includes trace amounts of the harmless forms of lethal factor and edema factor, which boost the vaccine's effectiveness. Dr Bhatnagar said that if further tests proved successful, the new vaccine could replace th...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

...of drugs called protease inhibitors that are a key ingredient of the pill combinations.// New research raises the possibility that life saving AIDS drugs may also increase the risk of heart trouble, though experts say the medicines' benefits outweigh any danger. Researchers are at odds over whether the drug com...

Ranbaxy Labs' Entry Into Anti-Acne Market

...Roche Laboratories holds the patent for the active ingredient and markets it under the brand, Accutane. Accutane is used in the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne. One other large US generic company, Mylan, is also expected to be in the race to manufacture and market the drug. The patent for isotreti...

Diet irregularities lead to stomach cancer

... Initial results show that salicylates, the active ingredient in Aspirin, is proving effective. All green plants generate salicylates as part of a natural defence mechanism. This means that when a leaf or other part of the plant is infected, it generates salicylates which in turn localises the infection and e...

Researchers trick Alzheimer's Enzyme

...inhibitor. With the blocks in place, the essential ingredient -- the enemy enzyme itself -- goes to work. The trick active spots on the acetylcholinesterase surface act like hands that grab and orient the click components of the inhibitor, snapping them together. Furthermore, the reaction occurs only when the ...

Hyperactivity Drug Can Be Added to Food

...imulant drug methylphenidate (Ritalin), the active ingredient in Metadate. The researchers report their findings in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "A controlled-delivery form of methylphenidate...that can be administered once daily and sprinkled on fo...

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